U.S. Army dramatized training film. The crew of a downed American bomber quickly yield to the clever interrogation techniques of their Nazi captors. Starring Arthur Kennedy, Mel Torme, Lloyd Nolan, Craig Stevens and Peter Van Eyck.
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December 30, 2017 Subject:
I really did enjoy this film. Carl Esmond plays what can only be called a National Socialist Sherlock Holmes, carrying out a string of deductions with the same air of ease and confidence as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective. I would have loved to see this developed into a series, or a series of novels.
And I like it how the Germans are not villifed or demonised in an actual war propagnda film, unlike modern Hollywood crud.
July 18, 2014 Subject:
In 1951 Universal Pictures did a remake of this government training film titled "Target Unknown" which is hard to find.
January 22, 2012 Subject:
1945 Academy Award
Nominee: Best Documentary Feature
June 27, 2011 Subject:
thanks 4 these heplful tips
+ i hope students in China are not tortured/murdered
4 their views!!! we should keep/watch this video in case China starts taking possession of our country
& torturing/murdering us
June 27, 2011 Subject:
A Good Primer for Resisting Soft Interrogation
I thought this was a pretty good film and a good example of how even "soft" interrogation can gather puzzle pieces. However, it completely avoided the vastly more persuasive "hard" interrogation. The enemy won't stop just because one resists the "country club" approach. Torture is inevitable, even with the Geneva Convention.
In this instance, there wasn't enough time to get the necessary information from the prisoners using torture, so the "soft" approach was illustrated to show that it still matters in some cases.
April 9, 2011 Subject:
Great for its type
I did enjoy this bit of history.
Being a mid 40's military indoctrination film, it tends to be corny. It was entertaining in its way.
I shall now be on my guard. In the unfortunate event that I am captured by Osama Ben or the Taliban, I will remember never to have cocktails with them, nor will I ever let them fool me into playing pool with them. I will not give military secrets to enemy nurses. Not even the pretty ones.